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have decimated al qaeda. osama bin laden is dead. he said we would end the war responsibly in iraq. we've done that. he has restored relationships around the world. i spend every day up at the united nations where i have to interact with 192 other countries. i know how well the united states is viewed. i know that our standing is much improved. and it's translated into important support for strong american positions, for example -- >> is it inappropriate for governor romney to level the criticism he leveled? >> i'm not going to get into politics, david. that's not my role in this job. but i think the american people welcome and appreciate strong, steady, unified leadership, bipartisan, in times of challenge. and for those men and women in our diplomatic service, including those we tragically lost, they look to our leadership to be unified and strong. >> let's talk about leadership in the world, and as the nuclear threat from iran. another area of tension between the united states and israel. in just a couple of minutes, we will show our interview with the prime minister of israel, benj
. >> when i took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month and we were mired in iraq, today i believe that as a nation we are moving forward again. >> this morning, the state of the race, a debate preview and a look at the issues that will sway undecided voters. with us, republican governor of new jersey, the keynoter at the gop convention, chris christie. and for the obama campaign. the architect of his 2008 run. now, white house senior adviser, david plum. finally insights and analysis if our political roundtable, plus the latest from the battleground map. joining us, founder of the faith and freedom coalition, ralph reed. >>> former democratic governor of pennsylvania, ed rendell. >>> anchor of bbc's world news america. and our chief white house correspondent, and political director, chuck todd. >>> good sunday morning, with both sides in full preparation mode for wednesday's first presidential debate, the struggling romney campaign is recalibrating his message to better connect with voters on the economy and to attack the president on his handling of the latest foreign pol
entered the iraq war. one of the reasons that al qaeda strengthened during the last decade was our focus in iraq. so we are happy to have this debate and we'll have it obviously -- >> was this an intelligence failure? >> no. this was an event obviously, a complex event. we're only talking about a matter of weeks here. so as information was arrived at, as determinations were made, that was shared with the american people. and i think again the focus needs to be how do we make sure that our facilities and ambassadors and our personnel are secure going forward. and that's what the focus is on. >> as you know, the chairman of the homeland security committee has called for susan rice to resign. >> she's done an excellent job for this country and this administration. >> ben ghazi is so bad that the fbi can't even go in and investigate. what about the fact that there are military operations to find ambassador stephens' killers? what is america doing to change the trajectory in libya? >> well, i'm not going to speak for the fbi, but i think the key thing here, we live in a dangerous world obviou
, and the world faces, which is the nuclear iraq. the president has not drawn us further away from the nuclear iran. in fact, iran is closer to having a weapon, closer to having nuclear capability than when he took office. this is the greatest failure in my opinion of his foreign policy. he ran for office saying he was going to meet with ahmadinejad, he was going to meet with castro, kim jong-il, all the world's worst actors without preconditions, he would meet with them -- >> going nuclear, so did president obama. neither one were able to achieve that, correct? >> president obama had a policy of engagement with ahmadinejad. that policy has not worked and we're closer to a nuclear weapon as a result of that. i will have a very different approach with regards to iran. it's an approach which by the way the president's finally getting closer to. it begins with crippling sanctions. that should have been put in place long ago. >> is the company safer or less safe because of president obama's leadership? >> in some ways safer, getting rid of osama bin laden i think a success on the part of the presi
it that way. i don't think we throw outed bush whole eight years. we won the war in iraq. bush did a lot of fine things. he can separate himself from bush policy particularly in the last couple of years. he's done so with having paul ryan there. he was a critic of bush spending. he's a critic of obama spending. there's a recent survey, ask people would you prefer a bigger government with more services or a bigger economy with more jobs. 75-15, bigger economy with more jobs. conservatives have families, they believe in families, they work, and by the way, this rack of lack compassion for people who are suffering. why in every survey or every study, self-identified conservatives give more of their time, their money, their blood and their treasures to helping people. >> i want to ask this point. do you believe governor romney is a practical enough politician to cut a deal with democrats to rely on paul ryan to essentially assuage conservatives -- that's important. you don't get that from the interview but spending time with him i get that impression. >> -- sure to fight -- >> that's the poi
't know much about the country inhabits who are these freeload sners the iraq war veteran who goes to the v.a., the stoo unt going to get a loan for college. the retiree on social security or medicare. i think he's a kind, decent man who pretends to be something he's not. he's running a depressingly inept presidential campaign. your retiremeentitlement reform are great. but when will the incompetence stop? >> i'm sitting there while he's talking, can't fake it. if you don't have the passion for those type of guns, you can't write tom clancy novels, mitt romney does not have a passion for the kind of stuff he's talking about. he's a problem-solver. he's a nonideological person running in an extremely ideological age. he's faking it. he should be a power-point guy, saying i'm making a sales pitch to the country. you don't have to love me. i would do a more wonky and detailed thing than he's done so far. >> do you have to look at the 47% comment, that went beyond political analysis and said it was political analysis, not a governing philosophy. this was inelegant. do you have to someh
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